Dr. Robert Cialdini has spent his entire career researching the science of influence earning him an international reputation as an expert in the fields of persuasion, compliance, and negotiation.
Chris Zook is a partner at Bain & Company. He was Co-Head of the firm’s Global Strategy Practice for 20 years. Mr. Zook is currently working on his sixth book, The Founder's Mentality.
Jeanne is Partner, Future Workplace, a HR Executive Network and research firm dedicated to the future of learning and working.
Bill loves people and is passionate about relationships, leadership and business. He is a serial entrepreneur who has started, owned and sold multiple businesses.
Bob has dedicated his career to exploring the intersections between leadership and personal mastery, and between competence and consciousness.
Joe’s marketing expertise has been utilized to build thousands of businesses and has generated hundreds of millions of dollars for his clients.
He is the author of a number of books, and the one he is best known for with 90,000 copies sold is Do More Great Work.
Join hundreds of Rockefeller Habits 2.0 users in a day-long spirit of “how to” interaction and collaboration. Learn from the CEOs of some of the world’s top companies. They are already committed to scaling up their businesses by utilizing our various one-page tools, techniques and technologies. The Rockefeller Habits experiences and insights they share at the conference will help you craft an industry-dominating strategy! Our promise to all of you? More practical ideas per minute than any other executive education event you’ll attend (or your money back!). Here’s the program.
San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter
101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205, (210) 223-1000.
* A reservation link (and reservation phone number) will be provided upon completion of your registration for the ScaleUp Summit.
Join Verne Harnish, Steve Martin, Ari Meisel and some of today’s top business management thinkers and visionaries to get practical and actionable ideas, tools and knowledge how to
scale up your business.
It has never been more important for leaders of growth companies to make the right decisions about people, strategy, execution and cash. In today’s economy, there’s little room for error. You and your team simply must outlearn the competition. Many growth company executives get so busy that they neglect their own professional development, and find out later that they have fallen behind. Now is the time to make your own education a priority, so you can reach your potential, and keep your company growing!
more with fewer resources
Keep everyone in the team aligned and accountable
Attract and keep A players in your team Identify the key processes that drive your business
Fuel growth with smart cash flow management
Entrepreneurs and Business owners Managing Directors and Chief Executives
C-level managers: CFO, COO and CMO Management and Leadership teams of all sizes Advisory Board members and Business mentors
– Get the right people doing the right things.
One-Page Strategic Plan – Every person in your organization must be on the same page. Rockefeller Habits Checklist – Every experienced pilot goes through a pre-flight checklist. Who-What-When Worksheet – Build a better to do list and drive tactical priorities. KPI Worksheet – Identify the numbers you must watch daily to maintain your growth trajectory.
Fast Track is a growth accelerator. We help CEOs implement a system of practical and actionable management tools to grow their companies fast. By putting world class management theory and expertise into action, CEOs can keep their business focused, aligned and accountable.
We work only with companies that have the potential and determination to grow fast. Fast Track delivers training and executive coaching in four key management areas: Strategy, People, Execution, Cash and one fundamental area: Personal growth. Our partnerships are driven only by the value we bring to the bottom line and the measurable improvements we make in the organizational health.
CEO Full Circle Group & The Leadership Circle
Bill loves people and is passionate about relationships, leadership and business. He is a serial entrepreneur who has started, owned and sold multiple businesses. As one of the founders of Full Circle Group, a premier leadership consulting firm, and the CEO of Full Circle Group, North America and The Leadership Circle, Bill brings thirty years of experience to his clients – the CEOs of major Fortune 500 corporations, non-profits and private equity start-ups. In addition, Bill recently co-authored Mastering Leadership, An Integrated Framework for Breakthrough Performance and Extraordinary Business Results. As a trusted advisor, teacher, consultant and coach, he works with CEOs and top teams in fulfilling the promise of leadership.
Bill is a master at working with clients to manifest their leadership and organizational potential within the context of achieving business results. Paramount to his success is the ability to partner with senior executives to bring about business transformation. From start-ups to mature organizations, Bill teaches and applies time-proven principles that translate into bottom line results, effective organizations and personal fulfillment. He does this with a focus on total participation and creating cultures where people are committed to investing their discretionary energy, while assuming personal responsibility for the results they produce.
During his career, Bill has worked with executives in a wide variety of industries. His clients include: Honda, Pixar, Disney Animation, Deutsch NY, Commonwealth Edison (ComEd), DTE Energy, Unico Properties, Cbeyond Communications, Carlson Companies, Westin Hotels, Marriott International, Kaiser Permanente, American Express, Ameritech, GOJO Industries, Michigan Consolidated Gas Company (MichCon), First Security Inc. (Wells Fargo), American Express Travel-Related Services, 3M Health Information Systems, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, Tupperware Worldwide, Beneficial Life Insurance, US Express Leasing, EverBank Commercial Finance, Global English World Headquarters, Land O’ Lakes, VF Corporation and Yale University.
With over thirty years of business experience, Bill is a leader, consultant and entrepreneur and has worked in both internal corporate staff and line positions. Bill co-authored the books, The Whole Systems Approach: Involving Everyone in the Company to Transform and Run Your Business and The Quest for Quality: Prescriptions for Achieving Service Excellence. He contributed to two editions of The Change Handbook: Group Methods for Shaping the Future, and to Managing Quality in America’s Most Admired Companies. Bill has also led the joint venture conferences – Self-Organizing Systems: The New Science of Participation TM – with Meg Wheatley.
Bill has a master’s degree in interpersonal and organizational communication from the University of Montana. He is most at home in the outdoors with his wife and partner Cindy, their four children and an increasing number of grandchildren.
Founder, Chairman, & Chief Development Officer Full Circle Group & The Leadership Circle
Bob has dedicated his career to exploring the intersections between leadership and personal mastery, and between competence and consciousness. The creator and author of The Leadership Circle Profile, an integrated and innovative leadership assessment tool, Bob is a true pioneer in the field of leadership development and research. As the founder of The Leadership Circle, and co-founder of Full Circle Group, Bob lends his expertise to developing practitioners around the globe to carry on the powerful work derived from the tools and offerings these two companies provide to leaders.
Over the past 35 years, Bob has devoted himself to helping leaders gain deep, personal insight into their creative competencies that promote effective leadership, and their reactive tendencies that can limit effectiveness. Bob’s practical wisdom, humility, creativity, humor, and expertise provide a rare and transformative experience for his clients, who include: Ashland Chemical Company, AT&T, Banc One Corporation, Dana Corporation, First Energy Corporation, Good Samaritan Health Center, Hartford Graduate Center, Hartford Steam Boiler, Health Care Forum, Hoosier Magnetics Corporation, Navistar International, Notre Dame University, Riverside Methodist Hospital, and the United Way.
Bob founded The Leadership Circle (formerly SoulWorks) in 1986. His work initially focused on developing and facilitating intensive leadership retreats and workshops. The programs he developed include: The Authentic Leader, Mastering Leadership, and Pathway to Partnership. The Leadership Circle Profile, the culmination of years of research, and its associated assessment tools are used by thousands of organizations around the world.
Bob has a master’s degree in organizational development and a bachelor’s in economics and business administration. Bob and his wife of 30 years make their home in Toledo, Ohio, and are the proud parents of three successful adult children.
Jeanne is Partner, Future Workplace, a HR Executive Network and research firm dedicated to the future of learning and working. The firm operates the Future Workplace Network, a consortium of Fortune 1000 global organizations who use Future Workplace research and insights to future proof their learning and talent strategies.
Jeanne is the receipt of the Distinguished Contribution in Workplace Learning Award, an award given by Association For Talent Development to one executive each year honoring their body of work. She is also a Contributor to Forbes Magazine and her column can be found here: http://blogs.forbes.com/jeannemeister/.
Jeanne is the co-author of the book, The 2020 Workplace: How Innovative Companies Attract, Develop & Keep Tomorrow’s Employees Today. Jeanne’s newest book, The Future Workplace Experience: 10 Rules For Mastering Disruption in Recruiting and Engaging Employees will be published in November 4, 2016. Glassdoor named Jeanne to the top 50 Influencers in Corporate Human Resources and Recruiting.
Jeanne’s books have been translated into Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese and Estonian. In addition, Jeanne has written articles in such publications as AACSB, Association of Business Schools, Chronicle of Higher Education, CLO Magazine, Financial Times, Fast Company, Harvard Business Review, Harvard Management Update, HR Executive, Journal of Business Strategy, TRAINING, T&D Magazine, Outlook, a publication of Accenture, People & Strategy Journal and Workforce Management.
Jeanne is on the Corporate Advisory Board of Kronos Workforce Institute and edX. Jeanne appears frequently on CNBC Power Lunch, Fox Business, CNN, WPIX, New York, and NPR Market Place sharing best practices on how companies can best prepare for the future of work.
Jeanne was previously Vice President of Market Development at Accenture.
Jeanne lives in New York City and Columbia County, New York.
Joe Polish is the founder of Genius Network®, president of Piranha Marketing Inc., creator of the Genius Network® Interview Series, and co- founder of 10XTalk.com and ILoveMarketing.com, two highly popular free podcasts on iTunes. Joe’s marketing expertise has been utilized to build thousands of businesses and has generated hundreds of millions of dollars for his clients, ranging from large corporations to small family-owned businesses. Known for his entrepreneurial focus on value creation, connection, and contribution, Joe’s leadership is the reason he’s one of the most sought after marketers alive today.
George Orwell said, "An autobiography is only to be trusted when it reveals something disgraceful." In that vein, Michael was banned from his high school graduation for "the balloon incident", was sued by one of his Law School lecturers for defamation, and managed to give himself a concussion while digging a hole as a labourer...!
Luckily, there's also been some upside. He is the author of a number of books, and the one he is best known for with 90,000 copies sold is Do More Great Work. However, the one he's proudest of is End Malaria, a collection of articles about Great Work from thought leaders that's raised about $400,000 for Malaria No More and reached #2 on Amazon.com.!
Michael also organized the Great Work MBA, a virtual conference featuring 30 world class speakers and which had more than 10,000 registered participants.!
All of this is done as founder and Senior Partner of Box of Crayons, a company that helps organizations do less Good Work and more Great Work. Their focus is on helping time-crunched managers coach in 10 minutes or less, and their Fortune 500 clients include TD Bank, Kraft, Gartner and VMWare.!
Michael is a well-regarded speaker, and as well as speaking to organizations he regularlykeynotes at conferences such as HRPA, SHRM, CSTD, the Evanta HR Leadership series and The Conference Board of Canada. He's known for sessions that are highly engaging, interactive and entertaining. And for his colourful Box of Crayons socks.!
Before Box of Crayons, Michael spent time inventing products and services as part of an innovation agency, and working as a management consultant on large scale change, where amongst other things he wrote the global vision for GlaxoSmithKline.
Michael was a Rhodes Scholar and the first Canadian Coach of the Year.!
Dr. Robert Cialdini has spent his entire career researching the science of influence earning him an international reputation as an expert in the fields of persuasion, compliance, and negotiation.
His books including, Influence: Science & Practice, are the result of decades of peer-reviewed research on why people comply with requests. Influence has sold over 3 million copies, is a New York Times Bestseller and has been published in over 30 languages.
His new book, Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade, published by Simon & Schuster, quickly became a Wall Street Journal and a New York Times Bestseller.
Because of the world-wide recognition of Dr. Cialdini's cutting edge scientific research and his ethical business and policy applications, he is frequently regarded as the "Godfather of influence".
Dr. Cialdini received his Ph.D from the University of North Carolina and post doctoral training from Columbia University. He has held Visiting Scholar Appointments at Ohio State University, the University of California, the Annenberg School of Communications, and the Graduate School of Business of Stanford University. Currently, Dr Cialdini is Regents' Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Marketing at Arizona State University.
Dr. Cialdini is CEO and President of INFLUENCE AT WORK; focusing on ethical influence training, corporate keynote programs, and the CMCT (Cialdini Method Certified Trainer) program.
Dr. Cialdini’s clients include such organizations as Google, Microsoft, Cisco Systems, Bayer, Coca Cola, KPMG, AstraZeneca, Ericsson, Kodak, Merrill Lynch, Nationwide Insurance, Pfizer, AAA, Northern Trust, IBM, Prudential, The Mayo Clinic, GlaxoSmithKline, Harvard University – Kennedy School, The Weather Channel, the United States Department of Justice, and NATO.
“People are the most important element of every organization. With the complex challenges facing American business leaders today, the science of human behavior cannot be ignored. Rather, it must be the starting place for every decision we make, every new technology we apply, and every initiative we employ to bring out the best in people.”
Aubrey Daniels, a thought leader and internationally recognized expert on management, leadership, safety and workplace issues, is considered an authority on human behavior in the workplace. As founder and chairman of his consulting firm, Aubrey Daniels International (ADI), he and his staff help organizations employ the timeless principles of behavioral science to re-energize the workplace, optimize performance and achieve lasting results.
Aubrey actively blogs about performance systems, workplace safety and management issues, is frequently interviewed for major media outlets , and pens a regular guest blog for Talent Management Magazine.
In addition to being a highly sought after keynote speaker at major association, conference and educational events, Aubrey is the author of six best-selling books including: Bringing out the Best in People , Other People’s Habits , Measure of a Leader , Oops! 13 Management Practices that Waste Time and Money (and what to do instead) , and Safe by Accident? His books have been translated into Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Spanish and French and have been licensed in China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Romania and Saudi Arabia.
Aubrey and his wife Rebecca reside in Atlanta and have two married daughters and three grandchildren.
Marshall Chiles is a world leading executive humor coach that teaches leaders how to effectively use humor in their presentations. Why does humor work? Because…
“Humor increases persuasion’s effectiveness.”
- Dr. Jym Little
Marshall’s presentation is called ‘Your Presentation is a Joke: How to Use Humor in Your Presentation to Increase Engagement and Likability.’ He recently won an award from YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization) and teaches you a proven methodology to help you use humor as a tool to make people take action or change their beliefs.
Marshall’s comedy pedigree includes founding and building comedy enterprises such as: Laughing Skull Lounge (Atlanta, GA), The Laughing Devil (New York, NY), Morty’s Comedy Club (Indianapolis, IN), Asbury Comedy Festival (Asbury, NJ), and The Laughing Skull Comedy Festival (Atlanta, GA).
Yes, he is building a comedy empire that he can hand over to his sons so they can run it into the ground.
“Working with Marshall has definitely helped me with audience engagement by adding more humor to my presentations. He definitely knows how to add the funny.”
- Scott Edinger, Edinger Consulting Group
“Our presentations are data heavy and we use what Marshall taught us so we no longer have people looking at their phones when we present.”
- Ben Kirshner, Elite SEM
Marshall is happily married with two kids living in Atlanta, GA. His hobbies include reading, running and the rule of three.
Chris Zook is a partner at Bain & Company. He was Co-Head of the firm’s Global Strategy Practice for 20 years. He specializes in helping companies find new sources of profitable growth and has worked in a range of industries including information, healthcare, technology and venture capital. He splits his time between the firm’s Amsterdam and Boston offices.
Mr. Zook is a best-selling author and is currently working on his sixth book, The Founder's Mentality. He is also the author of Repeatability: Build Enduring Businesses for a World of Constant Change, published by Harvard Business Review (HBR) Press in 2012, which presents an argument for simple, great repeatable models to realize enduring, profitable growth. In 2010, Mr. Zook published Profit from the Core: A Return to Growth in Turbulent Times (HBR Press), an updated edition of his 2001 best-selling business book, Profit from the Core: Growth Strategy in an Era of Turbulence, which offers an approach to assessing and making the most of core business opportunities. The book’s sequel, Beyond the Core: Expand your Market without Abandoning your Roots (Harvard Business School Press, 2004), was voted one of the top 100 business books ever written. It examines how companies that have fully exploited their core businesses can systematically and successfully expand into related, or "adjacent," areas. Unstoppable: Finding Hidden Assets to Renew the Core and Fuel Profitable Growth (Harvard Business School Press, 2007) completes the series and examines what to do when your past growth formula begins to approach its limits, demanding that your company change its strategic focus and redefine its core.
These books have received widespread critical support. Beyond the Core was recognized by The Economist as one of the top five business and economic books in 2004. The Financial Times identified Unstoppable as one of the notable business books of the year. Based on his work, Mr. Zook was included by the Times of London in its biannual list of the 50 Most Influential Global Business Thinkers. He was also named “one of the most interesting strategic thinkers working today,” by FT Guide to Strategy.
Mr. Zook has written extensively in the business press, ranging from academic journals to columns in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, New York Times, Washington Post, Fortune and Forbes. His Harvard Business Review credits include, "How to find your next core business," "Open-market innovation" and "How to think strategically in a recession." He has also been a guest on TV and Radio, including NPR, CNBC, and Bloomberg TV.
He is a frequent speaker at a range of business forums including the Forbes CEO Conference, the Business Week CEO Conference, the Economist Summit, the Harvard Burning Issues Conference, and the Harvard Distinguished Speaker Series. He has been a regular speaker at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Outside of his consulting role, Mr. Zook has served on Bain’s Board of Directors and its Investment Committee. He was also president of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands from 2013-2015.
Mr. Zook received a bachelor of arts in mathematics and economics from Williams College, an M.Phil. in economics from Exeter College, Oxford University, and master’s and doctorate degrees from Harvard University.